Leading Museums, Museum Leaders


AWMM’s Iwi-led research collaboration

$133M awarded by NZMBIE Endeavour Fund

Silverton’s Mad Max 2 Museum

a 40-year obsession with 1980s action movie

CM opens “Dragons & Taniwha” 50 year

Owen Mapp CNZM bone carving retrospective

John Glover Prize judges revealed for 2021

incl QVMAG Director & TMAG Curator

David Attenborough – A life on our planet

to premiere 28 September

MV issues conservation callout for Tooarrana

(- the broad-toothed rat) as habitats degrade

QMN collaboration explores GBR at depth

finding new corals & understanding evolution

Scottish Govt seeks more accurate portrayal

of slavery & colonial history in museum collns

DCMS on museums education on Britain’s past

– a complex of both good and bad

TRA NVS Domestic Tourism release June 2020

monitoring changes in tourism activity

WA has a museum of Indigenous art & culture

– with proper funding, it could be national

WA Museum Boola Bardip free ballot

for 21 Nov opening – a 9-day celebration

ANMM views Australia – Indonesia friendship

born in ban on Dutch shipping 75 yrs ago

Age of Fishes Museum’s Canowindra fossil

site for sale – future unclear

Will COVID-19 change museum architecture?

creating a safe environment for visitors and staff

What’s changed for museums – an opportunity

to re-vision and rebuild our institutions

UK museums are back open

but visitors are staying away

Museums grapple with ethics of China projects

forging partnerships despite human rights abuses

QVMAG/ City of Launceston support

repatriation of Preminghana petroglyphs

NMA, QVMAG & Te Papa engage with

beautifully preserved “NZ” thylacine pelt

AM Goin’ froggin’ proves a popular pastime

FrogID surpasses 200,000 validated frog records

NMA publishes What the Colonists Never Knew:

A History of Aboriginal Sydney

Vale Sir Ken Robinson – educationist who

stressed liberating imagination & initiative

QVMAG Natural Visions exhibition

The Camera and Conservation in Tasmania

SAM hosts Australian Geographic Nature

Photographer of the Year awards & exhibition

‘Libraries are about being together.’

So what do they do now?

What should a museum look like in 2020?

– perspectives from US art museums

National survey of Australians’ cultural tastes

– culture, inequalities & social divisions

BM redisplays founder Hans Sloane in context

of the British Empire and the slave economy

Rio’s response to destroying Juukan Gorge

– Parliamentary Inquiry continuing

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